ok, the way ive been playing power chords, my index finger is kind of raised, with just the tip fretting the note. but with barre chords, i realise you obviously have to have your finger pressed down flat across the strings. my question is, am i playin power chords the right way, or should i use more of a barre chord technique?
Originally Posted by Kill Factory
If you want to play some emo music, I recommend using these settings:

Gain: 0
Bass: 0
Mid: 0
Treble: 0

Master Volume: 0

Think about what you're playing....

If you barre a chord, say G, but only play the top bottom 2 or strings, then what you're playing is a power chord.

A perfect example of how, if you learn the theory, then the playing becomes oh so much easier.